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Tender – Call for Proposals: Evaluation expert needed

The Global Alliance is conducting an open tender for procuring an Individual Consultant or Consultancy Firm to conduct face-to-face interviews with enterprises in Cartagena, Colombia aiming to capture the total transport and logistics costs (TTLC) along the supply chain of automotive, food and beverages sectors.

New Alliance project to support Brazilian trade

Today (6th August) in São Paulo the Global Alliance for Trade Facilitation and Brazil’s National Institute of Metrology, Quality and Technology (INMETRO) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to mark the launch of a new trade facilitation project in Brazil, aiming to boost Brazil’s international trade and implement the WTO’s Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA).

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The power of data to diagnose

John Kornerup Bang, Head of Sustainability Strategy and Shared Value at Alliance partner Maersk talks about his company’s work with the Alliance to take data analytics to the next level, ensuring trade facilitation reforms have the biggest possible impact.

Colombian customs modernisation to boost international trade

Colombia’s National Directorate of Taxes and Customs (DIAN) has today (23 May 2018) signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Global Alliance for Trade Facilitation, to push forward a major customs modernisation project aimed at boosting international trade and implementing the WTO’s Trade Facilitation Agreement.

What we learned at E-Commerce Week – the power of customs modernisation

As E-Commerce Week draws to a close, Amgad Shehata, Senior Vice President of International Public Affairs and Strategy at Alliance partner UPS, explains why implementing four elements of the World Trade Organization’s Trade Facilitation Agreement will be fundamental to realising the potential of e-commerce.

Major milestone for Alliance project in Colombia

This Friday 23 March, Colombia’s National Food and Drug Surveillance Institute (Invima) will launch its new risk model to reduce physical inspections of food in ports, airports and border crossings by more than 34%. The model, known as Model IVC SOA Ports, will allow much greater efficiency in the inspection process, benefitting both importers and exporters.

New trade facilitation project with Brazil

The Brazilian Ministry of Industry, Foreign Trade and Services (MDIC) and the Global Alliance for Trade Facilitation (the Alliance) have announced a new partnership aimed at increasing Brazil’s competitiveness in international trade and boosting economic development.

Alliance talks trade facilitation with Latin America’s leaders

The World Economic Forum on Latin America in São Paulo brought together more than 750 leaders from government, business and civil society from over 40 countries to drive forward an agenda of responsible leadership, innovation and economic progress for the region. With so many of the region’s important stakeholders in one place, the Alliance saw an opportunity to bring together the public and private sectors for an interactive workshop on trade facilitation.